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Tuesday23 May 2017

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News

Planning Houses

Countryside admits it sold houses with ‘doubling’ clauses

19 May 17

News comes after Taylor Wimpey’s £130m writedown related to controversial leasehold contracts

Comments (2)

Theresa May on campaign trail

Pressure mounts to make construction Brexit priority

18 May 17

Building a Better Brexit campaign urges readers to write to constituency candidates to highlight role of industry

Analysis

Homes

Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

Coins

Economy watch: Layers of uncertainty

18 May 17

As the general election approaches and uncertainty around Brexit continues, economic indicators are starting to get darker

Features

Homes

Housebuilders' ground rent "scandal"

19 May 17

Taylor Wimpey’s doubling of leasehold ground rents has drawn attention to what could be a wider industry practice

Labour manifesto launch

Online poll: Labour manifesto

18 May 17

Would the policies outlined in Labour’s election manifesto be good for construction? Vote here

Data

Office buildings

Wellness: WELL Building Standard

23 May 17

The WELL Building Standard focuses solely on a building’s impact on people

More data

Hansom

Hansom HT

Hansom: The big time

19 May 17

This week in construction is suffused with the heady scent of success, from elected mayors, popular tourist snaps, a cyclist going the extra mile and quite a lot of very, very rich people

Project news

Bracken House

McLaren to fit-out Financial Times' return to old City HQ

23 May 17

The revamped building will include a 150 metre running track

Koko

Legendary London music venue KOKO set for remix

23 May 17

Archer Humphryes Architects proposals will upgrade Grade II building and deliver new hotel

AHMM Croydon scheme for HUB

Go-ahead for AHMM homes at former Croydon council HQ

22 May 17

Work on Taberner House to start later this year

LeedsBeckett1

Leeds uni unveils £75m arts building plans

22 May 17

Leeds Beckett hopes centre will become ‘iconic home’ for cultural activities

Brent Cross shopping centre aerial at night

Detailed plans in for £1.4bn Brent Cross mall revamp

19 May 17

The scheme will see the shopping centre double in size

Family room at Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

8build joins team building new children's hospice

19 May 17

North and Central London’s first children’s Hospice Noah’s Ark moves closer to breaking ground with main contractor appointment

Sketch of the week

Sketch index

Sketch of the week: Ducie Street, Manchester

19 May 17

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Ewen Miller at Calderpeel Architects

Final match day at White Hart Lane

Image of the week: Hart-breaking farewell

19 May 17

Football fans enter Tottenham Hotspur’s White Hart Lane stadium for the final time on Sunday

Leader

Sarah Richardson

Double trouble for leasehold houses

19 May 17

Housebuilders crippling ground rent increases are causing homeowners anguish

Comment

Stephen Gee

Construction’s candidate: Stephen Gee

19 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

The first of Building’s series of interviews with the construction professionals standing in the general election

Joey Gardiner

A week in the election

18 May 17 | By Joey Gardiner

Labour’s manifesto is leaked, then released, and the Conservatives try to park their tanks on Labour’s lawn

David-Mosey

Forming frameworks

18 May 17 | By David Mosey

Early contractor involvement is about more than just two-stage tendering. There are tested resources to build strong project teams, including last year’s FAC-1 framework alliance contract

Mark-Farmer

Our winning ways

17 May 17 | By Mark Farmer

Construction is on the brink of an unprecedented manpower crisis and yet we’re still not making the sector attractive enough to draw in the high-quality entrants we need. Here’s what we should do …

Online poll

Labour manifesto launch

Online poll: Labour manifesto

18 May 17

Would the policies outlined in Labour’s election manifesto be good for construction? Vote here

From the archive

Archive oic

This week in 1997

19 May 17

This time in 1997 Building polled readers’ attitudes to their work and the results were far from happy

Legal

Ted Lowery

Case in focus: Procedural fairness

19 May 17 | By Ted Lowery

Had interventions by the judge during the evidence made a fair trial impossible? Ted Lowery considers a recent Court of Appeal case

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